Principal's Corner #33

The Last Edition of the School Year

To All of YOU!

What a year?! There are so many things running through my mind as we wrap up this school year. But one thing I know for sure, is I am ready for summer! We've had some tough challenges this year and ending with remote learning topped it off. As I think about the year, it's easy to get caught up in the challenges, and sometimes we forget all of the great things that happened throughout the school year. Schools are filled with laughter, smiles and learning. Try to hold onto those moments as you enter the summer. As I prepare for summer, I sit in that place of learning... a little over two months ago we were introduced to "remote learning" with a list of expectations and links with various resources. I remember how overwhelming that felt at first, but by the end, I am in awe of the learning and collaboration you poured into remote learning. You took school as we know it, and made learning available to students through a screen. We don't know what the future holds for us as educators, but I do know this, whatever direction we take, we are going to give it our all and do our very best to meet the needs of each and every child. So, this summer is important. There are opportunities outlined below for summer learning. I encourage you to take a look and begin to process what the Scope and Sequence means for you and your instruction. But, most importantly I also encourage you to take a break! Take time for yourselves and your loved ones. By doing so, we will all come back stronger and prepared to take on the next challenge!

I appreciate you and everything you have done this year!



  • To the 5th grade team and Matthew Pedregon for helping make the 5th grade parade a success. Seeing the smiles on the students faces was a great way to wrap up this year!
  • To the Kindergarten team for putting in the extra time to celebrate our Kindergarten students on Monday. As we watched the video, it was so cool to see kids and their families laughing, dancing and some even crying. Thanks for making that possible.
  • To Mandy Jehn, Sarah Hammershaimb, Jodie Langstaff, Caroline Garey, and Andrea Aibner for all they have done for our Cottonwood Creek students and families. We wish you all the best in your next adventure. You will be missed.
  • To Ann Litschewski for the years she has put her heart and soul into teaching. The students who have crossed your path are better because of it. Congratulations on your retirement and we will miss you.
  • To Alison Berner for being a consistent sounding board for me. Your passion for kids and supporting teachers is to be commended. I'm still wrapping my mind around what it will be like without you, but I know you are going to go do amazing things. We will miss you.

From Katie Johnson

2020-21 Class Lists

Class lists for 2020-21 are available in Class Composure. Please remember these are confidential. Do not share this information with any of our families. The cluster teachers are also listed below. Thanks for your hard work this spring in creating class lists! Here's to a good 2020-21 school year!!
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Why? Why Not?

Brief UIF Overview

Edventures: Professional Learning Opportunities

As you wrap up the year and begin the summer months, the Performance Improvement team is excited to invite you to check out our summer professional learning EdVentures! Following the NetFlix theme that many of us have become accustomed to over the past few months, EdVentures is designed to bring you engaging learning experiences in a format that is convenient to your individual learning needs. You can stream your professional learning from a device at anytime and anywhere! Just go to check out the professional learning opportunities!

Happy Learning!

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CCSD Summer Meal Service

When: May 27th – July 31st, 2020 (Sites will be closed July 3rd, 2020).

All sites will serve from 11 am to 1 pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Where: Highline, Overland HS, Red Hawk Ridge, Canyon Creek, Sunrise, and Meadow Point

What: Each day of distribution will include 2 breakfast and 2 lunches for each student 18 or younger for a total of 6 of each meal provided each week.

Throughout the summer we will be providing a bag of fresh fruit to all students with meals on Friday to help supplement their food supply for the weekend.

How: We will continue to provide grab and go meals in a standardized drive through fashion to limit personal contact.